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  • Jack

    Isn’t trying to detain a Senator/Representative unconstitutional?

    • Timbot2000

      Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of John Pistole and Michael Cherthoff’s security theater kleptocracy.

    • Tim

      “The Senators and Representatives…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same….” according to Article I, Section 6.

      Though I’m sure the President and TSA will make a distinction between “arrest” and “detained” (Senator Paul is/was being “detained”).

      • Jack

        I checked the Oxford English dictionary and a plain interpretation of both words would seem to suggest that in order to be detained one must first be arrested, in which case the idiot who detained the Senator should be fired on the spot.

        Also the fact is that Full Body Scanners themselves would seem to be unconstitutional, under the Fourth Amendment even taking Supreme Court Rulings into account. A plain reading of Katz Vs United States, Terry Vs Ohio, Michigan Vs Fritz and Carrol Vs United States would seem to suggest that whilst scanning luggage may be constitutional, routinely groping women/Religious because they wear long skirts/full habbit in the name of ‘security’ is not.

  • Peggy R

    I do understand as Jack says that congress members may not be detained from their duty. I hope Rand prevails in the standoff, not just because he’s a “privileged” senator and not just for constitutional reasons, but to benefit the freedom and dignity of all Americans.

  • Joseph

    Nothing to see here… keep moving…

    Nothing will come of this, don’t be ridiculous. TSA is here to stay. They just got expanded to man the state borders.

  • Amazing. Rand and Ron are the real deal, in a country led by so many phonies. Things like this, SOPA, NDAA, etc, could spark a revolution in this country. I say bring it on.

  • Evelyn

    I’m glad to see someone fight back who actually has the power to do something and who won’t just disappear if airport security hustles them off. I discovered a few months ago that my choice to wear skirts that cover my knees automatically flags me for the required pat down. I make them do it in view of everyone in line, not in some little booth with “privacy.” Their accountability is far more important than my privacy.